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SOS Mode

Having worked as an interview prep and communication skills consultant in the design and construction industry for almost 14 years, I have a love/hate relationship with this industry. I love the people I get to work with.

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Five Tools You Should be Using

Have you ever been diligently working away and thought to yourself: I wish there was an easier way to do that. Sometimes finding the right tool for the task can take as much time as simply doing the task at hand, the long way

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All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

For Pete’s sake, a late proposal is like a woman “all dressed up with nowhere to go.” Voilà – two clichés in one sentence.It’s 2:58! Whew, you made it! Another one signed, sealed, delivered! Two minutes to spare until the 3:00 pm deadline passes

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What I have gained – and lost (so far) by taking a risk.

About a year ago, I did something really brave -or some would say really stupid. Two days after graduating college with a Bachelor Degree in Marketing Communications, I bought a one-way flight to Phoenix, leaving behind...

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Five Internal Customer Service Tips to Incorporate at Work

Customer service is something every company strives to provide in any external interaction. It’s what solidifies a company’s reputation and brings them the opportunity for more business.

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The Pursuit...To Happiness

Do you remember that time when an RFP was almost literally “thrown in your lap” and you had less than a week to do it? Your first question is “who is available to assist with the technical pieces?”

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2016 Conference Top Takeaways

Why go to a conference? More specifically, why go to a SMPS conference? How do you determine whether you should attend the regional or national SMPS conference?

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New Year, New Me – The Productivity Fumble

As the end of 2017 approaches, we find our workload getting heavier and heavier. End of year reports, last-minute submittals and deadlines that just seem to keep creeping up. But despite the end-of-year rush, the new year is just around the corner...

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The Power of WHY

The number three is an important number. Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The Three Stooges. The Three Musketeers. There are three primary colors. All graphic designers and photographers know the rule of thirds. It’s a powerful number.

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Hindsight is 20/20

Hindsight is 20/20 –looking back over the last decade of SMPS involvement, I would have never guessed I would be chapter President. I can honestly say that each opportunity I’ve had with SMPS has changed my life in some way.

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